It is estimated that some 200,000 people participated in the perpetration of the Rwandan genocide. In the weeks after April 6, 1994, 800,000 men, women, and children perished in the Rwandan genocide, perhaps as many as three quarters of the Tutsi population. At the same time, thousands of Hutu were murdered because they opposed the killing campaign and the forces directing it. The Rwandan genocide resulted from the conscious choice of the elite to promote hatred and fear to keep itself in power. This
Later, in March of 1968 the My Lai Massacre devastated a town of North Vietnamese citizens. American solders fed up and angry with the war killed the entire town of mostly women and children. The Military covered this event up for about a year, but in December of 1969 when the American public became
The Battle of Mogadishu The Battle of Mogadishu went from a normal military kidnapping to a seventeen hour firefight for soldiers lives. Most Americans have the image of American soldiers being dragged lifeless through the streets of Mogadishu, half-naked, but the event itself was much more than that. It was an event filled with miscommunication, bad choices and American heroes fighting for their lives (Alex 1). The Battle of Mogadishu led to the deaths of thousands of Somali militia, which caused the United States to intervene leading to one of the United States Military’s largest aggravating military defeats. There were many events that took place that led up to the battle.
The following day newspapers devoted nearly all their coverage to the incident. The Miami Herald titled their paper with, "KENNEDY DEAD"(1), the Chicago Tribune,“ASSASSIN KILLS KENNEDY”(5) and the New York Times, “KENNEDY IS KILLED BY SNIPER AS HE RIDES IN CAR IN DALLAS”. (2) Newspapers, radio and television stations stuck to the story like superglue. The reaction to Kennedy’s death was incredible. All over the world people were crying, churches all over held special observances and media sources provided minute by minute updates like never before.
A war between the two immediately broke out. In 1964, the USA entered the Vietnam War. The inconclusive war in Vietnam cost many American and Vietnamese lives, devastated the country, and achieved nothing but misery for anyone caught up in it; including the Cambodians. Cambodia had become part of the Vietnam battlefield. During the next four years, American B-52 bombers, using napalm and cluster-bombs, killed up to 750,000 Cambodians in their effort to destroy North Vietnamese supply lines.
Notes: * Viewed as one of the most infamous events of the Vietnam War. * Higher-ranking U.S. Army officers managed to cover up the events of that day for a year before revelations by a soldier who had heard of the massacre sparked a wave of international outrage and led to a special investigation into the matter. * In 1970, a U.S. Army board charged 14 officers of
Fighting soon broke out among the Somali National Movement, the party of Mohammed Farah Aidid, rival factions loyal to Ali Mahdi and various lesser groups. Internecine warfare followed, destroying the fragile economy of Somalia. In one year an estimated 300 – 500,000 Somalis died, either directly from fighting or indirectly of starvation. Chaos reigned until 03 March 1992, when the warring parties agreed to a cease-fire to allow humanitarian assistance monitored by the United Nations (UN). On 15 August 1992, United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM I) began Operation Provide Relief.
Starting on 23 August 1572 (the eve of the feast of Bartholomew the Apostle) with murders on orders of the king of a group of Huguenot leaders including Coligny, the massacres spread throughout Paris. Lasting several weeks, the massacre extended to other urban centres and the countryside. Modern estimates for the number of dead vary widely between 5,000 and 30,000 in total. The massacre also marked a turning point in the French Wars of Religion. The Huguenot political movement was crippled by the loss of many of its prominent aristocratic leaders, as well as many re-conversions by the rank and file, and those who remained were increasingly radicalized.
The battle of Okinawa proved to be the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War. Thirty-four allied ships and craft of all types had been sunk, mostly by kamikazes, and 368 ships and craft damaged. The fleet had lost 763 aircraft. Total American casualties in the operation numbered over 12,000 killed and 36,000 wounded. The Battle of Okinawa became an important part of overall U.S. Pacific military strategy.
But Wikileaks was famous by the “ Collateral Murder”. In April 2010, An Apache gunship attacked and killed civilians and journalists in Baghdad in 12 July 2007. After that, more than seventy-six thousands documents called “Afghan War Diary”, which were not available for public, were published. After three yeas, The Iraq War Logs, which compiled about 400,000 documents, were released to the public review. In November 2010.